Rotary Club of Kidsgrove

What is Rotary

There are many misconceptions about what being a member of Rotary entails. This page tries to clarify precisely what Rotary is, and, just as importantly, what it isn't.

What Rotary is

What Rotary isn't

  • Rotary is a global network of service volunteers. Being a Rotarian is a fulfilling role, and Rotarians can get involved as much or as little as their time will allow.

  • Clubs meet on a regular basis, which allows members to build firm friendships.  

  • Rotary clubs are groups of like-minded people united in their desire to make a difference in their community and the world.

  • At club level, members devote their time and energy to promoting service to the community and to raising funds for local, national and international charities.

  • Rotary isn't a religious, political, or nationalistic organization.

  • It isn’t some kind of secret society. There are no secret handshakes or rituals.

  • It isn’t a social club, although strong fellowship is a key component that unites Rotary in its projects. Members are expected to make a contribution to the life of the club, to the extent that they are able.  

  • It isn't "an old boy's club" dominated by a established group of cronies, nor is it male only. It is intentionally structured to offer leadership opportunities to all its members. Rotary actively encourages diversity and recognizes it as a strength.

We meet in the back room of the Bleeding Wolf, Scholar Green (below) every Wednesday evening at 7.30pm, except on weeks containing a Bank Holiday.


Why not come and join us? Contact us.

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